Farmington Genealogical Society

Welcome to Farmington Genealogical Society!

 
Our website provides interesting articles and helpful ideas on pursuing your personal research.  We update the website frequently, so please check back often.  If you have any comments or suggestions, please click on the "Contacts" tab and send us an email.  Also check us out on Facebook, and join our Facebook group.
 
The Farmington Genealogical Society meets on the third Tuesday of each month, September through May except December at the Downtown Branch of the Farmington Library, located at 23500 Liberty Street in Farmington, Michigan.  Our meetings at 6:30 pm and our speaker presentation begins at 7:00 pm. Join us as we return to in-person meetings in September 2021. 
 
The Library is 1 block west of Farmington Road and 1 block south of Grand River.  Parking is available at the library and behind the businesses on the west side of Farmington Road, as well as a parking lot just south of the library, behind the CVS store.  Click this link to Google Map.

MGC Newsletter

 
The Fall 2022 Michigan Genealogical Council Newsletter is available to download, read, or print.  Click on the link to find out more about the genealogical happenings around our State.

Michiganology

Digital collections, such as Michigan death records, are available at the webstite Michiganology.org. Non-digital items, such as research and county guides, have been migrated to the Archives of Michigan pages on Michigan.gov. Check it out!

 

 

 

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Funeral Record Index

 
Selected information from the records of Farmington’s Thayer-Rock Funeral Home for the period July, 1937 - December, 2016, has been indexed and is available for review.  More books will be added as they are indexed.   There are instructions to order a copy of those you are interested in when you click on the “Thayer-Rock" button on the left.

Passenger and Crew List Indexes

 
Check out the Passenger and Crew List indexes of those who crossed into Michigan from Canada between February 1901 and December 1952.  There are instructions to order a copy of those you are interested in when you click on the "Passenger and Crew List Indexes" button on the left.   
 
Enjoy.

"Exit Enter Commit - Emigration, Immigration, Naturalization"
Tue - 01/17/2023
Tom Koselka helps us to explore emigration and immigration passenger lists from Europe coming into ports of entry to the US and Canada.  We also examine the US Naturalization process.  Did you know a woman could lose her citizenship under certain circumstances?  Over time, the questions and regulations for becoming a citizen changed. 
Opening the DN Treasure Chest
Tue - 02/21/2023
This is a presentation that will weave family lore, genealogical research and DNA results into a story of revealing truths.  Join Velaine Nagy while she shares how she discovers the reality of DNA results, backed with research and realigned with the lifelong beliefs built by family oral history.  Experience the rebalancing of the family tree as omissions and secrets are uncovered.
"Connecting the Points on Your Family Map"
Tue - 03/21/2023
Derek Blount helps us review the different of modes of transportation and routes across the nation and time, and how to apply it to your map.  This is a basic, "How did my ancestors get here from there?"